Mikaela Shiffrin recently reached another level of achievement in the sports universe. Fans from every sport lauded and congratulated the American skier for claiming her 87th World Cup win. It was an unbelievable moment in the skiing universe as well. The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and five-time Overall World Champion had managed to break a record set by a veteran in the 1970s. Along with the fans, even Alex Morgan joined the bandwagon with a witty tweet.
The tweet was basically about which goal should the American skier look towards next. Morgan slid right into the comments and poked harmless fun at the skier. The fans also understood the sentiment and reacted positively.
Alex Morgan reacts to Shiffrin’s major achievement!
For the past few days, the sports universe has just been in awe of Mikaela Shiffrin and her new landmark. Amidst the celebrations, Eurosport took the opportunity to ask Ingemar Stenmark about the record. The Swedish Alpine ski racer was at the prime of his career during the 1970s and 1980s. He set the record for ‘Most World Cup’ wins at that point in time.
Stenmark told Eurosport, “You have to try to find a new motivation, new goals. And that’s what’s hard when you’ve been around for a while and when you’ve won a lot.” Eurosport posted this quote on their Twitter handle. To which the American replied, “A long nap?!”. A day after the funny reply, Alex Morgan wrote, “Give the girl her nap! Congrats legend”.
Give the girl her nap! congrats legend
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) March 13, 2023
The fans could figure that Alex Morgan was just joking and held no malicious intent. This also wasn’t the first time Morgan appreciated Shiffrin on social media. Amidst the jokes, Shiffrin broke the famous record that once seemed unbreakable. It was an outright World Cup record for the American skier as she celebrated her 87th victory.
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Let’s have a look at what Mikaela Shiffrin had to say about her significant milestone.
Shiffrin calls it an “unbelievable” moment!
Firstly, she described that moment as an “unbelievable” one. She admitted that she felt overwhelmingly emotional after her family surprised her. The American skier told Eurosport, “It got a little bit more emotional when I saw my brother and sister-in-law at the finish. I didn’t know they were coming, it was a surprise”. The two-time Olympic Gold Medallist revealed that it was extremely hard for her to comprehend the grand moment.
She concluded by saying, “To the whole team and all the people who have helped me this whole season and whole career, all these people reaching out now after all these years, it’s pretty incredible”. The American skier has quite a few more skiing years left. At the age of 27, Shiffrin has already broken the all-time World Cup record for most career wins. The fans cannot comprehend the heights of success she is heading toward in the next few years.
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